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Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

A Good Read

This is a good book, but as one would expect, it is a bit politically correct for a book written about early America. Such are the times in which we live.

posted by Anonymous on June 12, 2004

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I read this book for a class assignment, and used the book to a


I read this book for a class assignment, and used the book to analyze leadership. Personally, I think that anyone who has an interest in U.S. History should read this book, if nothing else for the interesting historical facts. I really loved hearing about how John Edwa...

I read this book for a class assignment, and used the book to analyze leadership. Personally, I think that anyone who has an interest in U.S. History should read this book, if nothing else for the interesting historical facts. I really loved hearing about how John Edwards was related to Aaron Burr, the story surrounding Benedict Arnold's wife, and the correspondence between Martha Washington and Abigail Adams. I already had a pretty extensive knowledge of American History going into this book, and I still learned a lot from it. No one else talks about the stories surrounding the women behind the men we all have heard so much about, so it was nice to hear an alternative perspective. Unfortunately, the book was a slow read, and got monotonous at times. Cokie Roberts had a great idea to write the book, but as a previous post says, it was poorly executed. Her organization was poor to say the least. Also, she tended to go off on tangents which seemed to detract heavily from the important points of the book. If you're looking for an enjoyable, easy-read type of book, this one isn't for you. However, if you want to hear a new perspective on an old story, I would highly recommend giving this book a try. Like I said, as someone with a strong interest in history, I enjoyed the book, even though it was a bit of a task to actually read it.

posted by ISU_paa on April 17, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2004

    A Reviewer, Reader of History Novels

    Wonderful book that gives a new look in to the times of the American Revolution and what was happening through the womens eyes. A book any Women or Man should read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2004

    MRS. ROBERTS TELLS THE STORY OF WHO WAS REALLY RUNNING THE GREAT EXPERIMENT

    Mrs. Roberts has collected the few scraps of paper actually written by women who could write. She has authenticated stories about these women who were in fact managing what would become The United States of America. The Founding Fathers were gentlemen and their tasks well documented. This is the first collective view of what was going on in the colonies on a day to day basis. It is not surprising to me. However I am so happy that it has been written for my nieces to read. The roles they took on and accomplished are not in their high school American History books. While the stories are serious accounts of colonial life. The humor of a southern funeral put me on the floor in laughter. The unselfish melting of a fine pewter collection is remarkable. You have to read the book to understand these comments. The length to which the Foundiing Mother's would go is I am told what any Mother would do. I wonder? It made a great Mother's Day gift and I suspect would be a great surprise to many of today's busy Fathers.

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